Tag: Israel

20
Nov

Congressman-elect Doug Collins on Gaza

From a press release sent out today:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 20, 2012

Collins Statement On Recent Violence in Gaza

Gainesville, GA – Congressman-elect Doug Collins (R-GA) issued the following statement regarding the recent attacks in the Gaza Strip:

“The recent violence against Israel is intolerable and must come to an end,” said Representative-elect Collins. “As someone who has served overseas in our military and seen first-hand the devastation put in place by radical Islam, I wholeheartedly support the decision made by Israeli leaders to defend their country and protect its citizens.

“For years, Israel has been our country’s greatest ally in the Middle East, and we must continue to stand with them during this time. All the while we must remain steadfast in our joint commitment to promote freedom and democracy throughout the world. We hope for a final and diplomatic end to the violence in Israel and across the region.”

6
Sep

Georgia Politics, Campaigns & Elections for September 6, 2012

Welcome to our new “Black Thursdays,” where we will feature black or majority-black dogs and cats from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in advance of the greatest “Black Friday” sale ever. Because of the difficulty in adopting out black animals, known as “Black Dog Syndrome,” the shelter is selling these guys for 67% off – dogs and cats that normally cost $30 adoption fee plus $60 vet fee can be had for $30. Can’t think of a better bargain on a new best friend.

27064 is a female lab mix puppy. $30 out the door!

27044 is a young terrier mix.

27014 is a gorgeous baby female who is described as a hound, but I’d call her a likely lab mix.

 




People often email to ask me why I don’t post cats more often, and the answer is simply that I don’t have time to do it all. I spend about two hours a day on this newsletter and it’s unpaid time. But today, in honor of Gwinnett County’s Black Friday sale, I’m posting these guys and girls. In honor of Shadow, a black cat that was a great companion to my mother for about sixteen years, I’ll pay the $30 fee for the first person to adopt a black or majority black cat from Gwinnett County tomorrow who can provide me proof of purchase.

Georgia Politics, Campaigns & Elections

While some cats and dogs are hopefully leaving their cells over the weekend, another Gwinnett denizen is headed to a new cell. Former Duluth Mayor and Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Fanning Lasseter was sentenced to 33 months in a minumum-level federal prison, followed by three years on probation. According to the Gwinnett Daily Post, “[s]he will be in custody for all 33 months, as there is no parole in the federal system. She will remain free on bond for the next four to six weeks until she’s notified by federal prison officials.”

Also in federal court yesterday, Gwinnett County developer and former Planning Commissioner Mark Gary was charged with attempting to bribe Lasseter with $30,000 worth of poker chips.
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